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How to Grow Oat Sprouts – Indoor Gardening

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A great way to grow vegetables regardless of the amount of gardening space and time you have available is to sprout micro-greens. Oat sprouts are one of several types of seeds you can sprout indoors. Oat sprouts are high in vitamins A, B, C and E and also contain calcium, iron, magnesium, niacin, phosphorus, potassium and amino acids. Typically, you can get 1 cup of sprouts for every 2/3 cups of oat seed. Sprouting requires very little space, and no sunlight. You can get a yield of fresh oat sprouts every couple of days with a minimal amount of effort.

What You Need

Organic Oat Sprout Seeds

Wide Mouth Canning Jar

Wire Mesh or Plastic Sprouting Screen

Step 1

Select organic oat sprouting seeds to make sure your seeds are free of chemicals that are harmful to your body when growing seeds as sprouts.

Step 2

Measure 2/3 cups of oat seeds into your sprouting jar. Tighten the mesh lid over the jar.

Step 3

Add about twice as much cool water to the jar so that the seeds are completely submerged. Set the jar aside to let the seeds soak for 1 hour.

Step 4

Drain the water off the seeds. Rinse the seeds in cool water and drain the water off thoroughly.

Step 5

Put your sprouter in a location away from direct sunlight at room temperature.

Step 6

Rinse your sprouts after 8 hours with cool water. Drain the water completely from the seeds.

Step 7

Repeat the process of rinsing and draining the seeds every 8 hours until ¼ inch roots grow from your seeds.

Step 8

Rinse and completely drain your oat sprouts. Transfer your sprouts to a storage container and store them in the refrigerator. Rinse and drain your sprouts every 24 hours to keep them fresh.

Resources

Sprout People; Oat Sprouts

Living and Raw Foods; A Sprouting Overview

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